Tuesday’s Top Ten

Boy & Girl Formal

“The Perfect Prom Date” I self-published, while I chose a traditional route for
Nowhere 3

“Nowhere”, which was published by Muse It Up Publishing.

Currently I am working on another novel, part of a four book series, and although it is only halfway complete, I am beginning to question which avenue to take when it is finished.

Top Five Reasons to Self-Publish

1- You are your own boss. You have no one to answer to except yourself.
2- You have complete control over when you release your book and where.
3- You have complete control over price at all times.
4- You have complete control over cover art.
5- You can easily check how many book you’ve sold by logging into your accounts. You can even obsessively check three or four times a day, if you choose.

Top Five Reason Not to Self-publish

1- You are all on your own without the support of a publisher or fellow authors.
2- You have to format an e-book, which is not as easy as it sounds, and can lead to major headaches and a lot of frustrations, or pay someone to do it.
3- You have to do all of your own editing, which in my experience can be difficult, or pay someone to do it for you.
4- You have to create your own cover, which can take hours to choose the right image, or pay someone to do it.
5- You have to do all of your own marketing.

What has been your experience? Self-publishing or traditional publishing?

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4 comments on “Tuesday’s Top Ten

  1. I’m actually doing a full post on the Pros and Cons of Indie publishing as part of Indie ReCon, a free on line conference for anyone (potentially) interested in self-publishing – and there will be great writing advice for those who aren’t as well. It starts in just a few days. Hope you’ll swing by! http://www.indierecon.org/
    And I agree 100% with your list too!

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